Willem Boogman



Born in 1955 and grew up near the IJssel river (Netherlands).
Philosophy at the University of Utrecht (1974-1975).
Started study in composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Peter Schat, Louis Andriessen) and completed it with Ton de Leeuw at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam in 1983.
Participated from 1980 to 1984 in the Asko Ensemble’s Workshop Project, a collaboration between instrumentalists and composers: ›real‹ school. Got to know music in its broadest range, from the inside and from the outside.
Impressed by Stockhausen’s theoretical work and Varèse’s music. Ways to be found in the fundamentals of music, – and Mondrian.
From 1989 to 1999 member of the Rudolf Escher Committee.
From 2003 to 2018 artistic director of the Asko Kamerkoor [Asko Chamber Choir].